Tibetan Thangka serves as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. Thangka often overflow with symbolism and allusion in accordance with strict guidelines laid out in Buddhist scripture.Tibetan thangkas are often used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment. Hanging a Thangka painting is considered auspicious and brings blessings on the household and an aid to spiritual…
Death unites us all. The universality of death made it an everlasting topic. In Buddhism, death is painless and peaceful, only the attachment towards life and possessions make death an unbearable situation. In Hinduism, death goddess Kali is worshiped because death is seemed as an end of something old and beginning of something new. The almighty death dances in the flame with artist's heart in its hand. Death is unavoidable, before it visits, one must embrace life.
Reincarnation The core belief of fate and repeated suffering in Oriental culture has indeed affected the artist herself. Though she hopes to escape the misfortunes and torments, she constantly felt helpless as she was bound to her surroundings. As she herself stated in an interview: ”.....as if we were hatched, raised to be burned down to the ground under the blazing sun…but how could you break away when you are so attached to where you belong?”
Fate of love According to east Asian myth, the gods tie a red thread around the ankles of two people who then become destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. The artist wondered, what if it was broken?